I started seeing Dr. Shoemaker in 2002. I had a tooth fracture in 2005 and it had to be removed. Dr. Shoemaker placed a bone graft and a little later my implant and crown. I can’t even tell you which one is the implant from my natural teeth. I just know it is there and that I floss and brush it with the rest of my teeth. It feels just like one of my teeth. My visits with Dr. Shoemaker are always pleasant and comfortable. I usually relax and sleep through my procedures. They have never hurt me. My implant was expensive but worth it!